Pre-Occupational Therapy - Associate in Science

Program Code - CIP Code: PRE.OCTR.AS/51.1107
Credits Required: 60
Academic Division: Health Professions

This program is designed for students planning to apply to a college offering an Occupational Therapy degree. Occupational Therapy is now a masters or doctoral degree program. A student must earn a bachelor’s degree in a subject area and meet the program requirements for admission. Students need to be mindful of requirements at the transfer institution and should consult with a counselor before deviating from this program. The following courses are required, along with a bachelor’s degree, for application to the University of Kansas Master of Occupational Therapy program. 

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0202
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 0206 Ethics 3
  Humanities Elective (Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Theater) 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
  Social and Behavioral Science Elective (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science) 3
BIOL 0121 General Biology 5
CHEM 0109 General Chemistry* 5
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3-5
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 34-36
* See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Occupational Therapy Transfer Requirements

Course Credit Hours
MATH 0115 Statistics* 3
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
BIOL 0271 Physiology* 3
PSYC 0202 OR PSYC 0203 Child Development* OR Human Development* 3
PSYC 0297 Abnormal Psychology* 3
  Electives 7-9
Total Hours for Occupational Therapy Transfer Requirements 23-25
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Science in Pre-Occupational Therapy Degree 60
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